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  • 2016 Northwest Herald All-Area Baseball Team

    First TeamP – Danny Denz, Dundee-Crown, sr.Denz was 6-5 for the Chargers and led the area with 109 s ...
    June 23, 2016 - 6:52 pm
  • High school boys tennis: 2016 All-Area team

    First teamKailash Panchapakesan, Jacobs, sr., singles Panchapakesan, the four-time Northwest Herald ...
    June 22, 2016 - 3:46 pm
  • 2016 Girls Soccer All-Area teams

    First teamPaige RenkosikHuntley, sr., GKThe senior captain played 28 of the Red Raiders’ 29 games, a ...
    June 21, 2016 - 7:51 pm
  • Northwest Herald 2016 Softball Player of the Year: McHenry's Alex Martens

    Alex Martens finished her four-year varsity softball career with 226 hits and 55 doubles, leading McHenry to three Class 4A regional championships and ...
    June 22, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • High school softball: Northwest Herald 2016 All-Area teams

    2016 Northwest Herald All-Area Softball teamsFirst teamP–Hailey Baker, Prairie Ridge, jr.Baker led t ...
    June 20, 2016 - 5:48 pm
  • High School Girls Soccer: All-Fox Valley Conference teams

    Here are the All-Fox Valley Conference lists for girls soccer.All-Fox Valley Conference Fox Division ...
    June 15, 2016 - 3:11 pm
  • High school softball: McHenry's Martens, Huntley's Shields and Marengo's Dionne named first-team all-state by ICA

    Huntley senior Jessica Shields and McHenry senior Alex Martens were named to the Class 4A Illinois Coaches Association All-State Softball first team, ...
    June 13, 2016 - 11:41 pm
  • High school softball: All-Conference Teams

    Fox Valley Conference All-Conference SelectionsFox Division Ellie Thurow, Woodstock North, fr., PAmy ...
    June 8, 2016 - 4:37 pm
  • High school baseball: FVC All-Conference teams

    Fox Valley ConferenceBaseball – 2016All-Conference Selections and Team Records:Valley Division:Tyler ...
    June 8, 2016 - 7:31 am
  • Huntley’s Andrews, Cary-Grove’s Pennington receive top honors

    Huntley’s Ali Andrews, who scored more points than any other area boys or girls basketball player in history, and Cary-Grove’s Tyler Pennington, a sta ...
    June 8, 2016 - 12:48 am
  • High school football: 2016 area schedules

    2016 Football schedulesMISSING: Alden-HebronFriday, Aug. 26Football: Plano at Johnsburg, Wauconda at ...
    June 6, 2016 - 12:16 am
  • High school baseball: McHenry falls to Grant in regional final

    CARY – The McHenry baseball team learned first-hand on Saturday how cruel the game of baseball can be. Just 24 hours after a huge victory over Cary-Gr ...
    May 28, 2016 - 8:55 pm
  • High school boys track and field: Huntley's Tim McCloyn third in discus, two Red Raiders sprint relays medal

    CHARLESTON – Huntley senior Tim McCloyn realized the instant he released the discus from his right hand that something special had occurred.
    May 28, 2016 - 7:50 pm
  • PHOTOS: McHenry baseball tops Cary-Grove, 4-0

    McHenry baseball tops Cary-Grove, 4-0 Friday, May 27, 2016. ...
    May 28, 2016 - 12:10 am
  • High school baseball: McHenry tops Cary-Grove behind Bobby Miller's dominant outing

    CARY – In the first inning, McHenry ace Bobby Miller labored.He issued three straight two-out walks ...
    May 27, 2016 - 9:51 pm
  • High school softball: Crystal Lake Central tops McHenry to reach regional final

    McHENRY – McHenry had runners on second and third, both reaching on walks, with no outs and a chance to tie the game in the bottom of the third with t ...
    May 26, 2016 - 9:10 pm
  • High school boys lacrosse: Fox Valley Conference team

    Statewide IHSLA Coach of the Year: Josh Cole, Prairie RidgePrairie RidgeCole Naumovski, Junior, Midf ...
    May 26, 2016 - 3:13 pm
  • High school boys track and field: Kevin Szamlewski latest in McHenry's long line of successful pole vaulters

    McHenry senior Kevin Szamlewski appreciates who he gets to work with every day in practice.The Warri ...
    May 26, 2016 - 2:27 pm
  • High school boys lacrosse: Cary-Grove tops McHenry, Jacobs beats Hampshire to start playoffs

    Cary-Grove's boys lacrosse team opened the IHSLA B-Class Lacrosse Cup playoffs Monday with a 20-3 home victory against McHenry.
    May 23, 2016 - 9:26 pm
  • High school lacrosse insider: Prairie Ridge's Parker Tomlin is Athlete of the Week, power rankings and playoff matchups

    Athlete of the WeekParker TomlinPrairie Ridge, sr., MTomlin contributed in all three of the Wolves' ...
    May 22, 2016 - 4:52 pm
  • High school girls track and field notes: McHenry's Savannah Howie 2nd in Class 3A pole vault

    CHARLESTON – McHenry senior Savannah Howie faced her crucial moment in the Class 3A pole vault after two misses at 11 feet, 3 inches.
    May 21, 2016 - 10:33 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: McHenry, Woodstock North, Huntley, Dundee-Crown, Crystal Lake South win

    McHenry's bats came alive Saturday as the Warriors smacked 20 hits and scored 17 runs to sweep a nonconference doubleheader, 9-3 and 8-4, at home agai ...
    May 21, 2016 - 7:23 pm
  • High school boys track and field: Huntley wins delayed DeKalb sectional

    After Friday night's timing-system malfunction, the Class 3A DeKalb sectional picked back up Saturday morning and Huntley won the sectional with 121 p ...
    May 21, 2016 - 6:36 pm
  • High school boys track and field: DeKalb Sectional postponed but some qualify

    DEKALB— The Class 3A DeKalb Sectional Boys Track & Field Meet was postponed Friday when the fully automated timing system malfunctioned and will be co ...
    May 20, 2016 - 11:16 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Prairie Ridge, Dundee-Crown, Cary-Grove win

    Emmie Farnam and Kylie Leverenz each went 2 for 5 with a home run to lead the Wolves in a 16-8 FVC crossover win at McHenry.
    May 20, 2016 - 11:10 pm
  • DeFABO: IHSA needs to right a wrong, let Crystal Lake South 4x800 relay into state

    DEKALB— The celebration spilled into the infield, as the Crystal Lake South 4x800 relay team crossed the finish line at the Class 3A DeKalb Sectional ...
    May 21, 2016 - 9:38 am
  • High school girls track and field: Prairie Ridge's Sam Fisher makes state Class 3A pole vault final

    CHARLESTON – Prairie Ridge junior Sam Fisher could not confer with her vault coach Dan Procknow, who was in northern Illinois with the Wolves’ boys te ...
    May 20, 2016 - 8:03 pm
  • High school softball: Marengo wins, Richmond-Burton and McHenry fall

    the Indians captured their third consecutive undefeated season in the BNC East, beating Genoa-Kingston.
    May 19, 2016 - 10:04 pm
  • High School Boys Tennis Insider: Cary-Grove's Sam Sitarski Athlete of the Week; Cary-Grove Sectional seeds; more

    Athlete of the WeekSam SitarskiCary-Grove, so.The Fox Valley Conference tournament may have gone as ...
    May 19, 2016 - 6:25 pm
  • DeFabo: McHenry County College baseball winning with positivity

    CRYSTAL LAKE – On Wednesday afternoon at McHenry County College, Scots pitcher Austin Butts looked in for his sign. The Scots were in the midst of an ...
    May 20, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • High school baseball: Crystal Lake South tops McHenry to share FVC Valley crown

    McHENRY – Crystal Lake South center fielder Tyler Carlson did some quick thinking during his fourth-inning at-bat against McHenry ace Bobby Miller.
    May 19, 2016 - 5:35 am
  • High school baseball: Hampshire, Prairie Ridge, Johnsburg and Harvard win

    Cary-Grove missed its shot to clinch a share of the Fox Valley Conference Valley Division baseball championship for the second consecutive day.
    May 18, 2016 - 10:06 am
  • 2016 Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year finalists

    The Northwest Herald will be hosting the 2015-16 Most Valuable Athletes award show at the Woodstock Opera House on the evening of June 7.
    May 17, 2016 - 5:17 pm
  • High school softball insider: Prairie Ridge's Haley Barnes Athlete of the Week; power rankings; regional pairings

    Athlete of the WeekHaley BarnesPrairie Ridge, P-OF, so.Barnes hit a game-winning, three-run home run ...
    May 17, 2016 - 5:08 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Marengo clinches outright BNC East title; Prairie Ridge wins FVC Fox

    Marengo secured its third consecutive outright Big Northern Conference East Division softball championship Monday with an 11-1 win over Richmond-Burto ...
    May 16, 2016 - 9:42 pm
  • High school lacrosse insider: Cary-Grove's Tommy Martin is athlete of the week, power rankings and more

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKTommy Martin, Cary-Grove, jr., attackMartin was instrumental in both of the Troja ...
    May 15, 2016 - 6:22 pm
  • Girls Track and Field Insider: Woodstock's Syd Heidtke the athlete of the week, power rankings and more

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKSyd HeidtkeWoodstock, FreshmanHeidtke took second place in the 300-meter low hurd ...
    May 15, 2016 - 6:15 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Prairie Ridge, McHenry win

    Hailey Baker allowed only one hit in five shutout innings to lead Prairie Ridge in an 11-0 nonconference win Saturday at Warren. Baker struck out six ...
    May 14, 2016 - 8:52 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Crystal Lake Central tops Prairie Ridge; Jacobs, Dundee-Crown split; McHenry sweeps doubleheader; Hampshire and Marian Central also win

    Luke Tevyaw's walk-off double plated Logan Mensching for the winning run as Crystal Lake Central beat Prairie Ridge, 3-2, in a Fox Valley Conference g ...
    May 14, 2016 - 7:38 pm
  • High school boys track and field: Huntley wins Fox Valley Conference Meet

    CARPENTERSVILLE – Huntley senior Keagan Smith reached deep down for one of the best laps of his life in the 1,600 meters, not completely sure at the t ...
    May 13, 2016 - 11:44 pm
  • High school girls soccer: McHenry falls to Grant in playoff opener

    McHENRY – Since winning a regional championship in 2014, the McHenry girls soccer team has had one main problem: The Warriors have had trouble finishi ...
    May 13, 2016 - 9:55 pm
  • High school boys water polo: McHenry falls to Stevenson

    The McHenry boys water polo team fell to Stevenson, 25-13, Friday in a Buffalo Grove Sectional semifinal in Buffalo Grove, ending the Warriors' season ...
    May 13, 2016 - 6:52 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Marengo, Alden-Hebron and Prairie Ridge clinch conference titles

    SOFTBALLMarengo 16, Rockford Christian 0 (5 inn.): At Marengo, Riley Connell struck out 10 and walke ...
    May 13, 2016 - 1:42 pm
  • High school girls track and field: McHenry's Jenna Pauly makes stunning leap to state

    HUNTLEY - McHenry freshman Jenna Pauly defied all logic in the high jump Thursday.HUNTLEY - McHenry freshman Jenna Pauly defied all logic in the high ...
    May 13, 2016 - 12:13 am
  • High school baseball: Jacobs beats McHenry

    McHENRY – After starting the season winning 10 of its first 11 games, the tables have turned for the Jacobs baseball team. The Golden Eagles have been ...
    May 11, 2016 - 10:16 pm
  • High school boys water polo: McHenry tops Palatine to reach regional semifinal

    The McHenry boys water polo team came back from two goals down after the first quarter Wednesday to beat Palatine, 15-13, in a Buffalo Grove Sectional ...
    May 11, 2016 - 8:02 pm
  • High school softball insider: Athlete of week, power rankings and more

    Athlete of the Week    Alex JohnsonPrairie Ridge, sr., C   Johnson had a monster week for the Wolves ...
    May 10, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • A.M. Jolt: Big day on mound as five D1 pitchers throw in FVC baseball contests

    We covered three Fox Valley Conference baseball games on Monday, and five Division I pitchers starter in them.
    May 9, 2016 - 11:06 pm
  • High school softball: Prairie Ridge, Crystal Lake Central, Huntley, Jacobs, Marengo, Alden-Hebron and Hampshire win

    Three freshmen hit home runs for Prairie Ridge on Monday to lead the Wolves to a 5-2 Fox Valley Conference Fox Division softball win over Grayslake No ...
    May 9, 2016 - 10:39 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Jacobs, McHenry, Cary-Grove and Woodstock North

    Riley Rowan (No. 1 singles) and Patrick Murphy (No. 3 singles) each swept their matches on Monday to lead Jacobs to a 6-1 Fox Valley Conference Valley ...
    May 9, 2016 - 10:15 pm
  • High school baseball: Jacobs tops McHenry behind Heiss' dominant outing

    ALGONQUIN— Jacobs senior Tim Randl might not have been able to get his bunt down to move the runner over in the second inning. Instead, he did one bet ...
    May 9, 2016 - 11:28 pm
  • High school baseball insider: Athlete of the week, power rankings and notes

    Athlete of the WeekNate HarrisWoodstock North, Junior, ShortstopHarris had a couple big games as the ...
    May 9, 2016 - 4:18 pm
  • High school lacrosse insider: Marian Central's Payson Wilde is athlete of the week, power rankings and more

    Athlete of the WeekPayson WildeMarian Central, sr.Wilde scored a game-high eight goals in a senior-n ...
    May 8, 2016 - 4:20 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Prairie Ridge tops Woodstock North; Hampshire blanks DeKalb

    Prairie Ridge scored five runs in the bottom of the second inning Saturday in a 7-3 Fox Valley Conference Fox Division baseball victory over Woodstock ...
    May 7, 2016 - 10:14 pm
  • High school boys water polo: McHenry 3rd at Vernon Hills Invitational

    The McHenry boys water polo team placed third at the Vernon Hills Invitational on Saturday, finishing with a 2-1 record.
    May 7, 2016 - 7:21 pm
  • High school boys track and field: Athlete of week, power rankings and notes

    Athlete of the WeekGrant JensenPrairie Ridge, fr.Jensen won the 800 meters in the Crystal Lake Centr ...
    May 6, 2016 - 6:53 pm
  • High school girls track and field insider: Athlete of week, power rankings and more

    Athlete of the WeekNatasha SchafferPrairie Ridge, SophomoreSchaffer won the long and triple jumps at ...
    May 6, 2016 - 3:33 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: McHenry, Prairie Ridge, Crystal Lake Central, Alden-Hebron, Richmond-Burton, Cary-Grove and Crystal Lake South win

    McHenry's Michael Lasiewicz pitched a no-hitter Thursday, striking out seven batters and walking one in six innings against Dundee-Crown. Lasiewicz's ...
    May 6, 2016 - 12:08 am
  • High school boys tennis roundup: Huntley, Crystal Lake Central, McHenry, Cary-Grove, Hampshire and Jacobs win

    Huntley swept the doubles matches to beat Crystal Lake South, 5-2, in a Fox Valley Conference Valley Division match Thursday at Crystal Lake South.
    May 5, 2016 - 9:58 pm
  • High school softball: McHenry tops Dundee-Crown

    McHENRY – With first base open and the tying run at second base with two outs in the bottom of the fifth inning, McHenry’s Alex Martens wasn’t expecti ...
    May 5, 2016 - 9:21 pm
  • High school baseball: Matt McCumber pitches Cary-Grove past McHenry

    McHENRY – Cary-Grove pitcher Matt McCumber took the ball Wednesday for the first time since his perfect game Friday against Dundee-Crown. Although the ...
    May 4, 2016 - 8:54 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Dundee-Crown, Prairie Ridge, McHenry, Alden-Hebron win

    Andrea Conway and Claire Weeks each finished 3 for 4 Wednesday for the Dundee-Crown softball team in a 4-3 Fox Valley Conference crossover win against ...
    May 4, 2016 - 8:38 pm
  • High school baseball: Cary-Grove tops McHenry in eight

    CARY – Pitching figured to be the storyline in Tuesday’s baseball game between Cary-Grove and McHenry. The Warriors were throwing ace Bobby Miller, wh ...
    May 3, 2016 - 10:48 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Johnsburg, McHenry and Crystal Lake Central win

    The Johnsburg boys tennis team won its first Big Northern Conference East Division dual of the season on Tuesday, sweeping Marengo, 5-0, in Johnsburg.
    May 3, 2016 - 10:06 pm
  • Inside High School Softball: Jacobs' Teaghan Richman Athlete of the Week; Power Rankings; more

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKTeaghan RichmanJacobs, sr., UTILThe Golden Eagles had a monster week on offense w ...
    May 3, 2016 - 4:23 pm
  • High school baseball: McHenry, Prairie Ridge, Huntley, Jacobs, Marengo and Woodstock North win

    McHenry's Nick Lahrman came out on the winning end of a pitchers' duel with Dundee-Crown's Danny Denz on Monday, leading the Warriors to a 2-1 Fox Val ...
    May 2, 2016 - 10:03 pm
  • High school boys tennis roundup: McHenry, Crystal Lake Central, Cary-Grove and Huntley win

    McHenry's top singles player, Will Doepker, didn't lose a game on Monday, beating Johnsburg's Kevin Sompel, 6-0, 6-0, to lead the Warriors in a 6-1 no ...
    May 2, 2016 - 10:00 pm
  • High school softball: McHenry comes back to beat Cary-Grove

    CARY – McHenry shortstop Alex Martens gave her team a jolt just three batters into Monday's Fox Valley Conference Valley Division softball game agains ...
    May 2, 2016 - 8:43 pm
  • High school boys water polo: Josh Frost scores seven in McHenry win

    Josh Frost scored seven of McHenry's 11 goals in an 11-6 nonconference win over Libertyville at McHenry. 
    May 2, 2016 - 8:37 pm
  • High school softball: Huntley's Jessica Shields among big group of leadoff hitters wreaking havoc

    Although she led all area players with 31 steals in 34 attempts last year as a junior, Huntley’s Jessica Shields had to wait patiently to move up to t ...
    May 2, 2016 - 12:11 am
  • High school baseball roundup: McHenry beats Huntley in FVC Valley matchup

    Matt Spooner went 3 for 4 with a double and four RBIs on Saturday to lead the McHenry baseball team to a 10-1 Fox Valley Conference Valley Division vi ...
    April 30, 2016 - 5:14 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Alden-Hebron sweeps Luther North in doubleheader

    The Alden-Hebron softball team scored 26 runs on 31 hits Saturday in a doubleheader sweep of Chicago Luther North in Hebron, winning 11-1 and 15-1 in ...
    April 30, 2016 - 6:20 pm
  • High school baseball: Huntley tops McHenry

    McHENRY – In the middle of Huntley’s outburst against McHenry ace Bobby Miller, one of the Red Raiders could not hold in his excitement.
    April 29, 2016 - 9:28 pm
  • High school softball: Crystal Lake South, Johnsburg, Crystal Lake Central and Huntley win

    Carly Chovanec went 3 for 4 with two doubles and a triple Friday to lead the Crystal Lake South softball team to an 11-8 Fox Valley Conference Valley ...
    April 29, 2016 - 9:30 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Huntley and Jacobs win

    Huntley's Zach Swim and Brady Michel won their singles matches to lead the Red Raiders to a 4-3 Fox Valley Conference Valley Division win over McHenry ...
    April 28, 2016 - 10:57 pm
  • High school girls soccer roundup: Huntley, Crystal Lake South, Crystal Lake Central and Richmond-Burton win conference games

    Tayah Owens scored twice and added an assist to lead Huntley to a 4-1 Fox Valley Conference Valley Division win over Cary-Grove. 
    April 28, 2016 - 9:35 pm
  • High school girls soccer roundup: Huntley, Dundee-Crown, Prairie Ridge, Johnsburg, Crystal Lake Central and Richmond-Burton win

    Taryn Jakubowski was involved in all three goals as Huntley opened Fox Valley Conference Valley Division play with a 3-0 win over Jacobs on Tuesday at ...
    May 6, 2016 - 1:03 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Richmond-Burton, McHenry, Huntley, Alden-Hebron, win; Prairie Ridge leading, Johnsburg tied when games suspended

    Jake Rosing struck out 12 and allowed just two hits in six scoreless innings to lead Richmond-Burton to a 7-0 Big Northern Conference East Division wi ...
    April 26, 2016 - 11:04 pm
  • High school boys tennis roundup: Crystal Lake South, Woodstock North, Dundee-Crown, Marian Central and Cary-Grove win

    A doubles win from Sach Rulf and Pratik Iyer helped lead Crystal Lake South beat Crystal Lake Central, 4-3, in a Fox Valley Conference crossover match ...
    April 26, 2016 - 9:32 pm
  • High school softball: McHenry offense keeps rolling against Crystal Lake Central

    CRYSTAL LAKE – After scoring 25 runs on 31 hits in a doubleheader split against Lake Zurich over the weekend, McHenry softball coach John DiFrancesca ...
    April 26, 2016 - 9:30 pm
  • High school softball: Athlete of the week, power rankings and more

    Athlete of the WeekAmanda ManssenMcHenry, 1B, sr.Manssen drove in 12 runs in four games for the Warr ...
    April 26, 2016 - 5:34 pm
  • Inside High School Boys Track and Field: Huntley's Keagan Smith Athlete of the Week; power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekKeagan SmithHuntley, sr.Smith took part in three first-place finishes and two rec ...
    April 24, 2016 - 4:25 pm
  • Inside High School Girls Track and Field: Jacobs' Caleigh Walsh Athlete of the Week; power rankings

    Athlete of the Week Caliegh Walsh Jacobs, sr. Walsh scored 26 points for the Golden Eagles in the ...
    April 24, 2016 - 9:43 pm
  • High school boys lacrosse: Jacobs tops McHenry for first win; Prairie Ridge wins

    Matt Bertone scored six goals and assisted on another to lead Jacobs in a 17-6 Fox Valley Conference boys lacrosse win over McHenry at Fox Ridge Park ...
    April 24, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • High school softball roundup: McHenry beats Lake Zurich in wild 2nd game for doubleheader split

    McHenry's Tori Boysen went 4 for 5 with two RBIs and three runs, Alex Martens went 3 for 4 with four RBIs and two runs, and Amanda Manssen went 1 for ...
    April 23, 2016 - 8:31 pm
  • High school girls badminton: Leyva earns McHenry points at DeKalb Invitational

    Jasmine Leyva won a consolation singles match to score the only points for McHenry's badminton team Saturday at the 11-team DeKalb Invitational.
    April 23, 2016 - 7:57 pm
  • High school boys water polo: McHenry tops Schaumburg

    Mike Matusek scored four goals to lead McHenry's boys lacrosse team to an 8-5 win over Schaumburg on Saturday at Hoffman Estates.
    April 23, 2016 - 6:48 pm
  • C-G’s Freeman, PR’s Schaffer win pair of titles

    HUNTLEY – One individual championship was not enough for Cary-Grove’s Nikki Freeman or Prairie Ridge’s Natasha Schaffer.HUNTLEY – One individual champ ...
    April 23, 2016 - 2:49 pm
  • High school baseball: Crystal Lake Central, Huntley, Prairie Ridge and McHenry win

    Crystal Lake Central 2, Woodstock 1: At Crystal Lake, Richie Hintz lined a singled down the right-field line to bring home Anthony Amadio in the botto ...
    April 22, 2016 - 10:03 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Crystal Lake Central tops McHenry

    Jacob Marcus and Charlie McConnell won their Nos. 2 and 3 singles matches and three Crystal Lake Central doubles teams won in a 5-2 victory at McHenry ...
    April 22, 2016 - 10:01 pm
  • A.M. Jolt: It was all about family on Thursday...

    Richmond-Burton junior offensive tackle Dalton Wagner is 6-foot-9 and 300 pounds. His brother, Bryce, is a 6-foot-8, 339-pound sophomore lineman at So ...
    April 22, 2016 - 7:59 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Dundee-Crown, Woodstock North, Huntley, McHenry, Johnsburg and Richmond-Burton win

    Dundee-Crown's Sydney Ruggles struck out 14 batters without issuing a walk and gave up just one run on five hits in seven innings in the circle Thursd ...
    April 22, 2016 - 12:15 am
  • High school boys lacrosse: Cary-Grove tops McHenry

    Tommy Martin was involved in 11 of Cary-Grove's 16 goals as the Trojans beat McHenry, 16-5, in a Fox Valley Conference game Thursday.
    April 21, 2016 - 11:05 pm
  • High school boys tennis roundup: Jacobs, Dundee-Crown, Prairie Ridge, Cary-Grove and Huntley win

    Kailash Panchapakesan didn't drop a game as he led Jacobs to a 5-2 Fox Valley Conference crossover victory over Crystal Lake Central.
    April 21, 2016 - 11:05 pm
  • High school boys track and field: Pole vault record falls

    HUNTLEY – Crystal Lake Central’s Brandon Dahl and McHenry’s Kevin Szamlewski, two area pole vaulting legacies, enjoy seeing each other frequently, kno ...
    April 21, 2016 - 10:01 pm
  • A.M. Jolt: Do we need more rules, or should we leave it up to coaches?

    The most telling quote of Mike DeFabo's Q&A with former Cubs trainer Tony Garofalo on pitch counts was "But when we talked to the coaches about it, th ...
    April 21, 2016 - 8:00 am
  • High school boys tennis: Huntley edges Crystal Lake Central; McHenry, Cary-Grove and Marian Central win

    Huntley swept the three singles spots while the No. 2 doubles team of Jacob Wat and Charlie Burian beat Crystal Lake Central's Sam Lundgren and Dev Br ...
    April 20, 2016 - 8:07 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Richmond-Burton, Cary-Grove, Marengo, Woodstock North and Prairie Ridge win

    Sarah Kitterman scored off a corner kick with 26 seconds remaining in the second overtime Tuesday to lead the Richmond-Burton girls soccer team to a 1 ...
    April 19, 2016 - 10:21 pm
  • High school softball: Huntley comes back to beat McHenry

    HUNTLEY – The Huntley girls softball team could have easily mailed it in. Trailing 6-0 in the fifth inning against a McHenry team who has been the ape ...
    April 19, 2016 - 8:25 pm
  • High school softball insider: Athlete of week, power rankings, notes and more

    Athlete of the WeekKaleigh O'BrienPrairie Ridge, jr., 3BO'Brien powered the Wolves with five home ru ...
    April 19, 2016 - 5:16 pm
  • High school boys tennis roundup: McHenry tops Hampshire; Johnsburg beats Grant

    Will Doepker didn't drop a game at No. 1 singles Monday to lead the McHenry boys tennis team to a 5-2 Fox Valley Conference crossover win over Hampshi ...
    April 18, 2016 - 9:47 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Woodstock, Prairie Ridge, McHenry, Marengo, Johnsburg win

    Jocelyn Eisenmenger hit a walk-off, two-run double in the seventh inning Monday as the Woodstock softball team came back to defeat Grayslake North, 4- ...
    April 18, 2016 - 9:46 pm
  • High school lacrosse insider: Cary-Grove's Tommy Martin is athlete of the week, power rankings and more

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKTommy MartinCary-Grove, jr., attackMartin led the Trojans to their first win of t ...
    April 17, 2016 - 4:57 pm
  • Boys tennis: JP Dudley, Brett Meyer lead McHenry to runner-up finish at Schaumburg Invite

    JP Dudley and Brett Meyer finished runner-up at No. 1 doubles Saturday at the Schaumburg Invitational to lead the McHenry boys tennis team to second p ...
    April 16, 2016 - 9:50 pm
  • Prep softball: Richmond-Burton tops Antioch on Alexa Rodriguez's walk-off homer

    Alexa Rodriguez hit a walk-off, two-run home run Saturday to lead the Richmond-Burton softball team past Antioch, 6-4, at the Antioch Invitational.
    April 17, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • Prep baseball: Danny Denz pitches complete-game shutout for Dundee-Crown

    Danny Denz struck out 14 in a complete-game shutout for the Dundee-Crown baseball team Saturday in a 4-0 Fox Valley Conference crossover win over Wood ...
    April 16, 2016 - 9:05 pm
  • Boys water polo: McHenry tops Libertyville, loses to Barrington

    The McHenry boys waterpolo team split a pair of games at Barrington on Saturday, defeating Libertyville, 11-6, and losing to Barrington, 15-11.
    April 16, 2016 - 9:01 pm
  • Prep track: Richmond-Burton teams combine to win Ed Reeves Invite

    The Richmond-Burton boys and girls track team combined to win the Ed Reeves Invite on Saturday in Marengo, edging host Marengo by 13 points.
    April 16, 2016 - 9:00 pm
  • High school baseball: Cary-Grove, Huntley, Prairie Ridge and Hampshire win

    Zach Willis scored on a wild pitch in the top of the 12th inning Friday to give Cary-Grove a 2-1 nonconference win over Glenbrook South in Glenview.
    April 15, 2016 - 10:32 pm
  • High school boys track and field: Athlete of week, power rankings and more

    Athlete of the WeekMyles RozellJohnsburg, JuniorRozell was part of Johnsburg’s winning 4x100-meter r ...
    April 15, 2016 - 6:17 pm
  • High school girls track and field insider: Athlete of week, power rankings and notes

    Athlete of the WeekNikki FreemanCary-Grove, SeniorFreeman threw her career-best 150-8 to win the dis ...
    April 15, 2016 - 5:27 pm
  • High school boys lacrosse roundup: Cary-Grove gets first win, Prairie Ridge tops Hampshire, McHenry edges Crystal Lake Central

    Tommy Martin scored six goals and added an assist to help Cary-Grove beat Dundee-Crown, 16-1, Thursday in a Fox Valley Conference game. The Trojans wo ...
    April 14, 2016 - 11:09 pm
  • High school boys tennis roundup: Cary-Grove, Crystal Lake Central, McHenry, Prairie Ridge, Huntley, Dundee-Crown and Jacobs win

    Cary-Grove got a win from its No. 3 singles player, Sam Sitarski, and won three of four doubles matches to beat Crystal Lake South, 4-3, Thursday.
    April 14, 2016 - 10:39 pm
  • High school wrestling: Jake Guardalabene ready for challenge as new McHenry wrestling coach

    Will Gaddy had an idea that the 2015-16 season, his 21st as the head wrestling coach at McHenry, might be his last. That was part of the reason Gaddy ...
    April 14, 2016 - 8:54 pm
  • Boys tennis insider: Athletes of the week, notes and more

    Athletes of the weekKendrick Chong, sr., and Kerwin Chong, so., JacobsJacobs’ No. 1 doubles team of ...
    April 14, 2016 - 8:31 pm
  • High school baseball roundup: Jacobs, Dundee-Crown, McHenry, Harvard and Crystal Lake South win

    Jacobs senior pitcher Brenden Heiss was on top of his game against Hampshire, which was good for the Golden Eagles, who had little room for error.
    April 13, 2016 - 10:33 pm
  • High school softball roundup: Hampshire, Prairie Ridge, Jacobs, McHenry win FVC openers, Dundee-Crown wins crossover

    Hampshire's Jasmine Lopez went 2 for 3 with three runs scored and pitched seven innings to lead the Whip-Purs to a 4-3 Fox Valley Conference Fox Divis ...
    April 13, 2016 - 10:27 pm
  • High school boys tennis roundup: McHenry gets first win, Crystal Lake Central, Crystal Lake South, Woodstock and Huntley also win

    McHenry got a singles win from Nick Kush and swept the doubles matches to pick up its first win of the season.
    April 13, 2016 - 9:47 pm
  • High school wrestling: McHenry promotes Jake Guardalabene to replace Will Gaddy as head wrestling coach

    Jake Guardalabene has been promoted to take over as McHenry's new head wrestling coach after eight years as an assistant, the school announced Wednesd ...
    April 13, 2016 - 9:38 pm
  • High school boys water polo: McHenry scores late to beat St. Charles North

    McHenry 9, St Charles North 8: At St. Charles, Josh Frost scored the game-winner with two seconds left in the Warriors' win. Ķevin Braun led McHenry w ...
    April 13, 2016 - 7:27 pm
  • High school baseball: Crystal Lake South, McHenry, Marengo, Cary-Grove, Woodstock North, Harvard and Crystal Lake Central win

    The Crystal Lake South baseball team improved to 8-0 on the season with a 10-1 nonconference win over Hoffman Estates on Tuesday in Hoffman Estates.
    April 12, 2016 - 10:25 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Huntley, Crystal Lake Central, Jacobs and Prairie Ridge win

    The Huntley boys tennis team won all four doubles matches against Dundee-Crown en route to a 6-1 Fox Valley Conference Valley Division victory Tuesday ...
    April 12, 2016 - 9:44 pm
  • High school softball: Huntley, McHenry, Crystal Lake Central, Cary-Grove, Marengo, Hampshire, Alden-Hebron and Richmond-Burton win

    Tiffany Giese tossed a five-inning no-hitter as the Red Raiders softball team beat Woodstock North, 10-0, in a Fox Valley Conference crossover on Tues ...
    April 12, 2016 - 8:48 pm
  • High school softball: Athlete of week, power rankings, notes and more

    Athlete of the weekMariah DionneMarengo, jr., P-OFDionne had a day at the plate that some players wo ...
    April 12, 2016 - 3:57 pm
  • High school baseball: McHenry, Crystal Lake South, Huntley, Cary-Grove, Dundee-Crown, Prairie Ridge and Richmond-Burton win

    Justin Celeski was 3 for 4 with a triple and two RBIs Monday as McHenry beat Grayslake North, 6-2, in a Fox Valley Conference baseball game at Graysla ...
    April 11, 2016 - 10:46 pm
  • High school track roundup: Cary-Grove girls, Huntley and McHenry boys win

    At McHenry, Cary-Grove's Nikki Freeman unleashed her best career throw in the discus, 150 feet, 8 inches, to win at a Fox Valley Conference triangular ...
    April 11, 2016 - 10:20 pm
  • High school boys water polo: McHenry wins at Riverside-Brookfield

    The McHenry boys water polo team won 15-8 at Riverside-Brookfield. Kevin Braun and Jackson Smith each scored seven goals apiece while Mike Matusek sco ...
    April 11, 2016 - 6:27 pm
  • High school lacrosse insider: Prairie Ridge's Parker Tomlin is athlete of the week, power rankings, notes and games to watch

    Athlete of the weekParker Tomlin, Prairie Ridge, Sr.Tomlin led the streaking Wolves with nine goals ...
    April 11, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • High school wrestling: McHenry County team wins inaugural All-Star match

    HUNTLEY – It started with a simple human tunnel like you'd see on the sidelines of a youth soccer game.
    April 9, 2016 - 10:43 pm
  • Prep Baseball Roundup: Spooner rallies McHenry past Warren

    Senior Matt Spooner singled in the bottom of the seventh inning with one out to drive in Dane Gates and Nick Lahrman and finish off a 4-3 comeback win ...
    April 9, 2016 - 8:17 pm
  • Prep Water Polo Roundup: McHenry boys claims first at Lake Forest Meet

    The McHenry boys water polo team took first place Saturday at the Lake Forest Meet, finishing with two wins and one tie.   
    April 9, 2016 - 7:36 pm
  • High school baseball: Hampshire beats McHenry in extra inning

    McHENRY – Hampshire hoped for a favorable result, but because of recent history feared something less appealing.
    April 8, 2016 - 11:40 pm
  • High school softball: McHenry tops Woodstock North

    McHENRY – In terms of who's batting where in the lineup and who's positioned where on the field, McHenry softball coach John DiFrancesca is still putt ...
    April 8, 2016 - 8:47 pm
  • High school: Marian Central baseball falls, McHenry water polo splits pair

    Marian Central's first batter, Elias Edmondson, singled and later scored to give the Hurricanes an early lead that they kept for most of the content b ...
    April 8, 2016 - 8:47 pm
  • High school wrestling: Area's best ready for All-Star meet

    Sitting around at December's Dvorak Invitational, Crystal Lake Central wrestling coach Justen Lehr proposed an idea to his Fox Valley Conference colle ...
    April 8, 2016 - 7:44 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Jacobs and Crystal Lake Central sweep, Prairie Ridge and Cary-Grove also win

    Cary-Grove won six of seven matches, led by a 6-0, 6-0 sweep from No. 2 singles player Curt Norton, to beat McHenry Thursday at McHenry. The Trojans a ...
    April 7, 2016 - 9:59 pm
  • High school baseball: Prairie Ridge beats McHenry behind Jon Tieman's pitching

    McHENRY – Prairie Ridge has grown accustomed to seeing pitcher Jon Tieman take control on the mound, but even by Tieman standards Thursday’s performan ...
    April 7, 2016 - 8:50 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Prairie Ridge tops McHenry, 3-0, in muddy FVC crossover

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Prairie Ridge already had the home field advantage Thursday against McHenry, but the muddy field conditions, while difficult on the pla ...
    April 7, 2016 - 8:19 pm
  • Prep girls badminton: McHenry drops lopsided match at DeKalb

    DEKALB - The DeKalb girls badminton team got started on the right foot Thursday, taking a 5-0 sweep in doubles against the McHenry Warriors before bea ...
    April 7, 2016 - 7:30 pm
  • High school sports: Fox Valley Conference admission price to increase in fall

    Starting next fall, the Fox Valley Conference will have a new look, and a new price.The FVC is movin ...
    April 6, 2016 - 5:03 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Richmond-Burton, Crystal Lake South and Dundee-Crown win

    Halley Havlicek had an unassisted goal and scored on a penalty kick to lead the Richmond-Burton girls soccer team to its first win of the season over ...
    April 5, 2016 - 10:15 pm
  • High school boys tennis: Crystal Lake South, Prairie Ridge and Jacobs win

    The Crystal Lake South boys tennis team swept McHenry, 7-0, at Crystal Lake Tuesday to open the season with a Fox Valley Conference Valley Division vi ...
    April 7, 2016 - 12:38 pm
  • High school baseball: McHenry tops Crystal Lake Central as Bobby Miller gets another win

    CRYSTAL LAKE – When Bobby Miller takes the mound, McHenry likes its chances. The 6-foot-5 Louisville recruit took the ball in Tuesday’s game against C ...
    April 5, 2016 - 9:02 pm
  • High school water polo: McHenry tops Deerfield

    Kevin Braun scored nine goals on Tuesday to lead the McHenry boys water polo team to a 27-10 victory against Deerfield in Deerfield.
    April 5, 2016 - 7:30 pm
  • High school softball insider: Athlete of week, power rankings, notes and more

    Athlete of the Week Amaya SaldanaWoodstock North, so., P-INFSaldana struck out 17 and allowed one hi ...
    April 5, 2016 - 4:17 pm
  • High school baseball insider: Athlete of the week, power rankings, notes and more

    Athlete of the WeekCam GeisserCrystal Lake South, Senior, Third BasemanGeisser drove in a run in eac ...
    April 4, 2016 - 3:28 pm
  • High school boys track and field: Five to watch

    Luke Beattie, Woodstock, seniorBeattie finished third in the Class 2A 3,200 meters at last year’s st ...
    April 3, 2016 - 5:25 pm
  • High school boys track and field: Preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-GroveCoach: Layne Holter (22nd season)Last year’s finish: Tied for second ...
    April 3, 2016 - 5:59 pm
  • College baseball: McHenry grad, MCC pitcher Reisinger commits to Western Michigan

    Andrew Reisinger’s game experience over the past 2 1/2 years was extremely limited.Reisinger threw s ...
    April 2, 2016 - 7:47 pm
  • High school girls track and field: Team preview capsules

    Field events key: SP-shot put, HJ-high jump, LF-long jump, TJ-triple jump, PV-pole vault.Fox Valley ...
    April 1, 2016 - 8:16 pm
  • Congratulations Matt McCumber, May Athlete of the Month!